Hiring the right person (seems easy enough, right?)

Katie Harris and Luke Secker, HUNTED Recruitment

The late great CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, once said, “Hiring the best is your most important task.” It is more important now, in our current employment climate, than ever to make sure you are hiring the right person for the job. The cost of hiring a bad employee is most likely to outweigh their contribution value. Training someone who is not right for the job will result in a loss of productivity and could cost you a lot of money in the long run.

If you want to reduce the likelihood of employing the wrong person follow these simple tips;

  • Create an in-depth job description

Many employers will create a short and succinct description for the role they are looking to fill. However, a detailed description is more likely to attract the right person for the job, particularly if that person is already in a role.

  • Assess your company culture

What type of culture do you promote at work? A collaborative one? A normative one? Understanding your company’s culture is a very important aspect in hiring, as you need to evaluate whether or not your potential candidate will thrive in that environment.

  • Don’t rush

Often the clock might be ticking and it is essential that you need a vacancy filled. It is important to make sure that you hire the right individual, if you have time on your side then use it. Rushing in to a hire can prove very costly in the long run if the employee does not work out.

  • Use the latest tools and technology

Using a recruitment specialist, like HEAD|HUNTED Recruitment who specialise in head hunting and attracting the highest calibre of candidates, will maximise your chances of hiring the perfect candidate. HEAD|HUNTED use the latest tools and technology to narrow the applicant pool and carefully shortlist the most suitable candidates for our clients.

If you would like to ensure a successful hiring process, contact HEAD|HUNTED Recruitment. Here at HEAD|HUNTED we search for active and passive applicants to ensure that our clients receive the very best candidates available, not just those who are actively looking for a new role. Each potential employee will be met with by one of our skilled head-hunters and only the very best will be shortlisted to our clients. HEAD|HUNTED also offer a referencing and DBS service if needed to make the full recruitment process that bit easier for our clients.

Following these four simple tips will greatly expand your chances of hiring the best candidates for your business.

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